Update AUGUST 30, 2023:

Please note that we do not take any registrations for Vietnam. 


For your information you will find the eligibility criteria.

Who may adopt ?

  • Couples must be married, both must be more than 20 years older than the child they wish to adopt. There is no maximum age limit.
  • Single applicants are also admissible according to the same age criteria.
  • If you have (or have had in the past) any health problem, including mental illness, please contact us in order to verify any restrictions that may apply.

Other criteria are applicable to residents of Quebec. We invite you to visit the International Adoption Secretariat (SAI) website for more information

Other useful information

Approximate cost (couple) :
$ 30,200

Approximate delay between registration and proposal :
unknown at this point, under the new law in effect in January 2011

Approximate delay between proposal and travel :
Currently we cannot predict the time between the proposal and the departure to Vietnam

Type of decision:
Final administrative decision made in the country of adoption

Duration of the stay :
Minimum 3 weeks

Obligation to travel to Vietnam :

Partners and links

There now exists a central authority in Vietnam. This central authority – called Department of Adoption (DA) – receives all the applications of the adoptive families who wish to adopt from this country. This department is part of the Ministry of Justice.

As of January 2011, the central authority will also be responsible for matching the children to prospective adoptive parents.